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Sandies Tropical Village

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Casuarina Road, Malindi 68, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Tropical Beach Resort)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved this place! Went with a group of friends over Easter and we had a great time relaxing and catching up. Pros: The rooms are big, spacious and clean. The coffee, cappuccino and expressos were great! The food was generally good and finally the animators kept us busy.All inclusive deal ensures one does not go above budget. The staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is cool, rooms are spacious and the lounge outside the rooms is great, close to the beach unlike Sandies Dream village. Definitely coming back soon, will refer my pals for a polite vacation. The hotel still looks good after many years of operation and I spotted a trip advisor certificate of excellence at the reception. That was just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pros: -airy, clean rooms; -well done food--excellent Italian food; -professional, seasoned staff; -clean scene--security was good; -beautiful pool and hotel architecture. Cons: -staff a little bit stand-offish until you get to know them--except for the animators; -wouldn't hurt to have some more fans going in the main lounge area near reception--can get a little stuffy; -why not kit out the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I traveled there when the high season was just about to start to avoid the crowds and i must say the service was up to par with friendly staff to make you feel as if you're back home from a business trip,the all inclusive package was the best especially when it came to meals and the bar where i was... More

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Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Had a great time with my wife. It was surely an All Inclusive package as we had been promised. We liked the architecture and had a great time at the beach. We enjoyed the meals and drinks in the lounge and the staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the bathrooms need to be fixed. We are looking forward to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at Sandies Tropical Village for 10 days and it was fantastic. The hotel architecture is beautiful and the beach is very nice. Staff is friendly, and do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable. The lounge/lobby is lovely and you can enjoy a drink there after a day in the sun or before and after diner. Food is... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Lovely place, with a great ambiance. The food is lovely and has a great variety to choose from, would recommend this place to anyone. Their All Inclusive package is unmatched, rooms are splendid and in a class of its own.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hotel was Amazing with a great pool. Food was good and staff were exceptionally friendly. However, Rooms were not good at all and were very dirty. The beach was nice but you couldn't go beyond the hotel because of locals trying to sell you items. All in all it was a great holiday with a few bumps along the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The hotel itself is ok, nice and clean. But there is the worst sea in front of the resort i have ever seen. Unfortunatelly. You will have a chance to swimm in the resort pool only as the see is red/brown from the nearby river and full of seaweed. We haven' t put our feet into it there at all.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I booked into Sandies Coconut Village for our honeymoon. We were greeted by very friendly staff and shown to our room, which was decorated with flowers to commemorate our union. The place is decorated with a lot of white paint that initially is very stark but you soon get used to it. The wifi is only available... More

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Address: Casuarina Road, Malindi 68, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Tropical Beach Resort)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandies Tropical Village 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Sandies Tropical Village Hotel Malindi
Planhotel Tropical Beach Hotel
Planhotel Tropical Beach Malindi
Sandies Tropical Village Malindi, Kenya, Africa

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